The Promise of Total Productivity of Matter
Total Productivity of Matter (Zero Waste & Zero Emissions) is system optimalisation, based on effectiveness of matter. This strategy leads towards a Zero Waste and therefore a sustainable future.
The outcome of Total Productivity of Matter strategy brings:
More revenues, due to more output opportunities
Higher returns, due to more high value products
Zero pollution, due to complete valorisation of the input source and process outputs
Clean Technology Innovation opportunities, lowering production costs
More jobs, due to more business activities
Clean water, due to natures cleaning principles
Organic food, due to natures ability to create biodiversity
Abundant energy, due to natures ability to generate energy
Building blocks for sustainable innovation
Sustainable innovations and profitable business models depends on the mastering the sustainable building blocks. Each block contains the pieces of the puzzle on how to solve the challenges we face.
Green Blocks : Physics, Biology and Chemistry
Blue Blocks : Organizational, Business Economics and Entrepreneurship
The Zero Waste Strategy consists of
Design : Biomimicry, Biophilic Design, Cradle to Cradle, Eco-Design, PermaCulture
Manufacturing & Business Economics:
Zero Waste & Zero Emissions, Eco-Technology, Industrial Ecology, Systems Dynamics, Blue Economy, Performance Economy, re-Manufacturing, Sustainable Manufacturing
Organisation Management : Open Source / Peer to Peer, Regenerative Economy, Bottom Up, Decentrilised / Swarm
Innovation strategy: Systemic Design, Frugal Innovation, Agile
Business Model & System Dynamics Assessment
The Business Model Assessment is done using two toolboxes.
1) The business model is visualized using Systemic Design toolbox. It provides transparency in inter-relationships and the landscape how Total Productivity of Material can be achieved. Systemic Design applies Zero Waste principles to find the most effective Zero Waste system.
2) The business case scenarios are calculated using System Dynamics mathematical models. This mathematical model will calculate the outcome of the multiple effects for all Stakeholders (Business, Society and Ecology) based on matter and costs. Systems Dynamics will help improve the effectiveness of the system (feedback) loops and define the most effective Zero Waste Business Model.
The assessment tools of Systemic Design and System Dynamics helps optimise the Total Productivity of Matter in the system and provide insight into
- the feedback loops
- the multiplier effects
- and most importantly the cashflows.
Process Optimalisation strategies
How to position Zero Waste Strategy within the existing Process Optimalisation strategies:
Focus on Effectiveness and Ectropy
* Zero Waste & Emissions (Total Productivity of Matter)
Focus on Efficiency
* Zero Defects (Total Quality Control)
* Zero Inventory (Just-In-Time Systems)
* Total Satisfaction or Zero Defections (Customer Care Management)
* Zero Accidents (Occupational Safety and Health Management)
Summery of the Importance of Matter in the Systemic Design toolbox
The increasing shortage of access to clean water is increasing the related costs of cleaning our water aquifers, rivers and oceans.
So there is an economic driver to purify our waters sources to sustain life. Understanding the characteristics of water will help finding solutions how to use the water molecule effectively.
Biobased is the source of the nutrients cycles that creates food (agriculture), packaging, fuel, pharmaceuticals, fabrics and much more. Life exists due to biodiversity and it has many innovative lessons to share.
So restoring our soil brings back the abundance of biobased biodiversity and therefore the economic drivers for stewardship of life itself.
Mineral extraction is impacting our soil, forests, environment and communities. Entropy ensures minerals are dispersed once used and recovering requires effective methods.
Nature found many solutions how to extract valuable minerals resources, as they are the building blocks to design and manufacturing everything. Together with the biobased resources life cannot work without them.
So the economic driver is to reduce our environmental footprint at the source and during its recovering, by reducing costs and generating new value streams.
Energy is abundant in nature and exists in every corner of our Spaceship. Estimation are within 10 years human have abundant Energy resources at our disposable and readily be available. Nature’s Direct Current system is distributed in a Smart Grid System available to all.
So integrating abundant energy capture and storage systems in our manufacturing, build environment and transport is the economic driver to be energy effective and self-supportive.
Circular business economics driver is closing the fabrication- and supply chains cycles. Smarter production processes are integrating nature principles and are eliminating polluting environmental costs.
So cost effective business models are integrating existing and future output streams with new input supply chain opportunities.
The systems view of life, eg Systemic design, applies Systems Dynamics and sustainable design principles to identify sustainable innovative business models.
Zero waste business models provide more business opportunities if we accept nature’s 3.8 billion years of evolutionary sustainable challenges and solutions.
So business logic requires us to use our nutrients and minerals flow cycles effectively to create innovate endless innovative sustainable business opportunities.